“Postcolonial Conflict in Southeast Asia”

Posted by on May 31, 2024 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Our chapter in the new volume Making Geographies of Peace and War explores geographical dimensions of postcolonial conflict in Southeast Asia, rethinking the classical political geographical concept of the shatterbelt in light of contemporary understandings of colonial and post-colonial violence in three national settings: Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia. Lentz, C.C. and Kirsch, S. 2024. “Postcolonial Conflict […]

“American Colonial Spaces in the Philippines: Insular Empire”

Posted by on May 2, 2024 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  My new book is American Colonial Spaces in the Philippines: Insular Empire (Routledge, 2023): American Colonial Spaces in the Philippines tells the story of US colonialists who attempted, in the first decades of the twentieth century, to build an enduring American empire in the Philippines through the production of space. From concrete interventions in infrastructure, […]

Undergraduate Research: “Geographies of the New Deal in North Carolina”

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Undergraduate Research: “Geographies of the New Deal in North Carolina”

Students in the Spring 2023 U.S. Historical Geographies (Geog 254) contributed to Vol. 4 of “Geographies of the New Deal in North Carolina.” Alongside archival research projects, students used ArcGIS StoryMapping to create geo-visualizations of several New Deal projects that took shape in North Carolina, and to explore their legacies in the landscape, arts, and […]

Fall 2021 Undergraduate Course: American Historical Geographies (Geog 254)

Posted by on Jul 15, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Here’s the flyer for my Fall 2021 American Historical Geographies course (GEOG 254): https://geography.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/140/2021/04/geog254.pdf  Mid twentieth-century postcard of Wilmington, NC.  What can postcard views like this one (produced for the S.H. Kress & Co.’s Five-and-Dime stores in the region) teach us about our changing landscapes, and what parts of our histories–and geographies– are muddled in […]

Spring 2021 graduate seminar: Geographies of infrastructure

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Spring 2021 graduate seminar: Geographies of infrastructure

Here is the syllabus for my spring 2021 graduate seminar “Geographies of infrastructure” (Geog 804.001) The seminar takes “geographies of infrastructure” as a starting point for exploring the ongoing remaking of the earth’s surface, and reworking of social relations, spaces, and flows, across multiple sites and scales. Its approach is interdisciplinary, drawing on cultural and […]

Undergraduate Research: “Geographies of the New Deal in North Carolina”

Posted by on Dec 30, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Undergraduate Research: “Geographies of the New Deal in North Carolina”

  “Geographies of the New Deal in North Carolina” is a story map produced by students in my Fall 2020 American Historical Geographies course (Geog 254).  Alongside archival research projects, students used ArcGIS story mapping to create geovisualizations of several New Deal projects that took shape in North Carolina, and to explore their legacies in […]

CFP: Structure and Infrastructure

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Call for papers for a virtual session or sessions, AAG Meeting, April 7-11, 2021 In recent years infrastructure has been on the agenda in the critical social sciences and cultural studies. Research has examined how built environments of ports, railroads, power plants, and super-highways have facilitated capital’s drive to overcome spatial barriers, how militarist and […]

“Cratered Landscapes”

Posted by on Apr 20, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
“Cratered Landscapes”

My essay “Cratered Landscapes” has been published in New Geographies 11: Extraterrestrial.  Its subject is the use of the Nevada nuclear test site as a training ground for extraterrestrial futures during the 1960s and 1970s, including some stories left out of Proving Grounds for whatever reason.  I’m delighted to be included in this spectacular volume. […]

Fall 2020 course: Political Geography (Geog 453)

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Here’s the flyer for my Fall 2020 Political Geography course (GEOG 453): https://geography.unc.edu/files/2020/03/geog453-1.pdf What is power and how is it geographical?   Pictured below*? *The inauguration of Warren Harding, Washington DC, March 4, 1921. Source: Houghton Library, Harvard University

Fall 2020 course: American Historical Geographies (Geog 254)

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Fall 2020 course: American Historical Geographies (Geog 254)

Here’s the link to a flyer for my Fall 2020 UNC Geography course: American Historical Geographies (GEOG 254): https://geography.unc.edu/files/2020/03/Geog254.pdf I’ve taught the class once before as GEOG 454, under the slightly stodgier title Historical Geography of the United States.  As Geog 254 American Historical Geographies, students will similarly work on geohumanities research projects like these – […]